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CJBS ACQUIRES ACCIARI, LEVY & RABYNE; WELCOMES JEFFREY KRUPP FROM LEO J. KRUPP & COMPANY

NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS, February 5, 2015 - CJBS, LLC, a leading accounting and financial consulting firm in Northbrook, Illinois, announces the completion of its acquisition of the accounting and tax services business of Acciari, Levy & Rabyne, LLC, of Skokie, Illinois. The combined firm will operate as CJBS, LLC. The joining of the two firms took place on February 1, 2015. The combined firm is conducting its practice as CJBS from the company's offices at 2100 Sanders Rd., Suite 200 in Northbrook, Illinois.

The company also announces that, as of the beginning of the year, Jeffrey L. Krupp, formerly a partner of Leo J. Krupp & Company in Park Ridge, Illinois, has joined CJBS.

Jeffrey Krupp began his career with Leo J. Krupp & Company in 1979. He received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from DePaul University in 1981, and his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Northern Illinois University in 1979.

According to Jeff Stuart, managing member of CJBS, "We are very excited about the opportunities presented to us by the addition of Jeffrey Krupp to the CJBS team and the acquisition of Acciari, Levy & Rabyne. CJBS has a program of planned growth, and growth through merger and acquisition is one of the ways we accomplish our objectives. Growth enables us to expand our array of services, as well as to attract high quality, committed professionals and invest in their training and development."


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CJBS Completes Merger with Kenneth S. Finkle

CJBS is pleased to announce its forthcoming merger with the accounting and tax services business of Kenneth S. Finkle. The merger is scheduled to take place officially on January 1, 2014. The combined firm will operate as CJBS, LLC.

According to Jeff Stuart, Managing Member of CJBS, "CJBS has a program of planned growth, and growth through merger is one of the ways we accomplish our objectives. Growth enables us to expand our array of services, as well as to attract high quality, committed professionals and invest in their training and development. That said, it's important that the firms we target for a merger or acquisition have similar business priorities. Kenneth Finkle shares the same values and commitment to excellent service and professional expertise as CJBS, and we have every expectation that this merger will be successful for everyone concerned."

Jeff went on to state, "We are very excited to conclude our merger with Ken and to have the opportunity to offer Ken's clients the full array of accounting, retirement planning, financial consulting, and tax preparation services available from CJBS."


CJBS Names Lorena Johnson As Member of the Firm

Lorena C. Johnson, CPA, MAFF, director of the forensic and audit and attestation group at CJBS, LLC, a Northbrook, IL accounting and consulting firm, has been named as a member of the firm, effective January 1, 2014.

Ms. Johnson, who joined CJBS in 2009, has provided accounting, tax and financial management services to closely held businesses for more than 20 years. Her areas of expertise include strategic business consulting; financial statement audits; reviews and compilations; operational reviews; forensic examinations and tax planning. In addition to being a certified public accountant, Ms. Johnson has also earned the certification as a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and is an important member of the CJBS Financial Group's litigation, asset protection, and tax practices team.

Ms. Johnson is a licensed CPA in the state of Illinois. She earned her bachelor's degree from DeVry University and her Masters degree from Keller Graduate School of Management. She is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts; and currently serves on the Audit & Assurance Services Committee for the Illinois CPA Society.

Ms. Johnson can be contacted directly by calling 847.580.5439, or by emailing her at LCJ@CJBS.com.

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